Animals (どうぶつ, Dōbutsu?), also called Critt, is a command in Final Fantasy V. It is the Level 1 ability of the Ranger, and calls a creature to assist the party. The triggered effect is random, but more animals become available as the Ranger levels up. In the below chart, the level column refers to the character's minimum level, when it is possible to call for the animal. for example, the Unicorn will never appear unless the character is at level 60.
The animal to be called is determined by a random number the game generates between 0 and the character's level. If the number is 0, it triggers Mysidian Rabbit. If the number is greater than 0 but less than 5, it triggers the Squirrel. If the number is 5 or greater and less than 10, it triggers the Bee Swarm, and similarly for every later creature, meaning at higher levels the chance of lower level animals is lessened. If the player were to level up all the way to level 99, the chance of getting the Unicorn would be high, as any random number between 60 and 99 would call the Unicorn.
|Squirrel||1||Weak attack to a single enemy, does not affect flying/floating enemies.|
|Bee Swarm||5||Attacks all enemies, damage is based on the level of the target(s).|
|Nightingale||10||Heals HP and cures Blind and Poison.|
|Tree Squirrel/Flying Squirrel|
|20||Paralyzes all enemies.|
|Falcon||30||Damages a single enemy equal to 1/4 of their current HP.|
|Skunk||40||Blinds and Poisons all enemies.|
|Wild Boar||50||Deals heavy damage to a single enemy, does not affect flying/floating enemies.|
|Unicorn||60||Completely restores HP and MP of the entire party.|